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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 2 out of 12

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  1. Nov 27, 2010
    10
    Spiral Shadow is a fantastic album. It is intense, sludgy, psychedelic, and harmonic. I jumped on the Kylesa bandwagon at Static Tensions (also a fantastic album) and I'm very pleased with their newest output. Their maturation as a band is clear on this effort, and it is much more consistent than their past efforts. From top to bottom this album is flawless. If you enjoy metal, give this album a spin. Expand
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85

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

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  1. Nov 4, 2010
    80
    In a career full of successful fusions of metal, psych, crusty punk and indie rock, Spiral Shadow is another triumph.
  2. Nov 4, 2010
    80
    These perennial up-and-comers are now operating at an elite level. Welcome to the upper tier of American metal, kids.
  3. Nov 4, 2010
    78
    Spiral Shadow assimilates both paradigms as if Jane's Addiction and Kyuss shared leathers.